The Battle of Britain
The Myth and the RealityBook - 2001
June 1940: France has fallen to German forces in a mere six weeks, joining eight other European states in German occupation. British forces have suffered severe losses in the defeat. Hitler is confident of reaching a political settlement that will end hostilities with Britain. There is sentiment for peace with Hitler among the British leadership, but Churchill and his supporters have no intention of surrender. In July Hitler orders his armed forces to begin preparations for an invasion of England. In Churchill's words, the Battle of France is over. I expect the battle of Britain is about to begin.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton, 2001, c2000
Characteristics: xiv, 177 p. : maps
Alternative Title: Battle